Friday – February 24, 2017
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
MATC Preparing for Dental Hygiene Accreditation
MILWAUKEE (January 31, 2017) – Milwaukee Area Technical College is preparing for an accreditation visit for its dental hygiene program this spring. Members of the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation will visit the Downtown Milwaukee Campus May 2nd and 3rd.
A component of the visit includes review of comments from students and patients. Individuals may submit their signed comments to the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653. The deadline for comments is April 1, 2017.
Signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to MATC officials. Comments must pertain only to the standards for the dental hygiene program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process.
For more information, visit http://www.ada.org
Dental hygienists work under the supervision of dentists and perform such duties as teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, x-ray processing and dental health counseling. Clinical experience is acquired in MATC’s dental hygiene clinic and several external sites. After graduation, you will be eligible to write the National Board of Dental Hygiene examination, and state or regional practical examinations.
Career Outlook: Employment prospects for licensed dental hygienists are good. Positions may be found in private dental offices, nursing homes and school settings.
Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.
Program Code: 10-508-1
Start Dates: August/January
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
Learn more about the petition process
Learn more about when the petition process windows are open
Candidates accepted in each petition window should expect to take Dental Health Safety (DENHYG-101) during the next semester. DENHYG-101 is the only program course taken during the next semester after acceptance through the petition process. Upon successful completion of DENHYG-101, students will be permitted to begin designated core technical courses the following semester. See table below:
|Petition Window:||Take DENHYG-101:||Begin Core Technical Courses:|
|August 1-31||Next spring semester||Next fall semester|
|January 2-31||Next fall semester||Next spring semester|
Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level biology and chemistry.